Spec Car Racing School - Brainerd

From: $376   


Brainerd International Raceway - Brainerd, MN


April through October:
Select Mondays - 7:15 AM

Click here for tentative schedule

Transform yourself from a spectator into a race car driver and feel the excitement of pushing an SCCA Ford Spec Racer to speeds up to 135 MPH on Brainerd International Raceway!
  • In operation for over 30 years, your racing school has instructed hundreds of delighted students
  • Lead instructor has been involved in racing since the 1970's and has dozens of championships to his credit
  • Your brief classroom instruction will cover safety measures, basic racing technique, and track dynamics
  • Get ready for the racing experience of your life!

More detailed description >

Everything you will need for your High Performance Driving Experience is provided. All you need to do is arrive and drive!

Your day will start with a 1 hour classroom instruction which covers the basics of racing techniques and safety issues. Your professional instructor will then take you around the track in an SUV to help familiarize you with the track.

Now it's time to get into your driving suit, helmet and gloves and get buckled into the 5 speed, Ford Spec Racer to see what racing is all about!

The thrill of driving a purpose built race car around a famous, historic race track, at speed, and with confidence, is what this driving school will provide for you!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Choose between 6 racing options. Each session consists of 25 minutes of racing
  • All options include classroom, on-track instruction, racing gear, catered breakfast and tax
  • All participants must be present for registration and track tour at 7:15 AM regardless of racing time
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age and possess a valid driver's license
  • Participants must know how to operate a manual transmission, as none of the vehicles are automatic
  • Participants must be between 5'0" - 6'5" tall and should weigh no more than 250 pounds

Varies depending on option chosen.

Maximum Participants:
10-12 cars are on the track at one time. Total group size will vary.


Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing suitable for weather conditions and closed toe, thin soled shoes.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel or reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

Experience ID:

Customer Reviews:

  • Spec Car Racing School - Brainerd

  • August 11, 2016

  • 4-half

  • Minneapolis

"The entire experience was beyond my expectations! I was nervous upon arriving at the track, but all the instructors and Cloud 9 Living personnel were very friendly and supportive. There were eight other drivers in the Spec Racing segment. Some had been there before and a few were beginners as myself. Prior to arriving, I had imagined that we would be alone on the track, but maybe 20 minutes into our session I came upon some BMW etc. cars on the track. My driving abilities increased with every lap completed on the 2.5-mile course at the Brainard International Raceway. It was quite satisfying to see how quick the Spec car is compared to the production cars. I look forward to going back someday and further improving my driving abilities. Stepping out of the car I could feel my heart racing and felt I could float up to the clouds! "

  • Spec Car Racing School - Brainerd

  • July 21, 2014

  • 5

  • Minneapolis

"This survey was addressed to my brother Bob, who doesn't have a computer, but we both received this as Christmas gifts from our wives. This is Harlyn writing. This whole experience was the most fun ever. Everyone at the Brainerd Minnesota Raceway were so friendly, nice and helpful. The classroom instruction was truly helpful. But I must say that the preview ride, with the instructor, was the best fun I have ever had. It was better than any amusement ride at the fair. It truly almost takes your breath away from the excitement! My wife and sister-in-law were given on a preview ride also and they said it was SO scary, but they also enjoyed it. You have an insight into what a race car driver really has to do to try and keep out of an accident, but at the same time what needs to be done to win. All I can say is......WOW! Hi, this is Harlyn's wife, Pat writing now..... When I saw this Cloud 9 on the internet, I was a bit worried as to what this company was all about and wanted to make sure that I wasn't just sending my money off into space someplace, never to be seen again. When I read all the articles about their TV and magazine interviews, I felt confident that it was a legit business and it was! The packet that we received was so pretty, and it was such a nice gift to put under the Christmas tree. The whole experience was wonderful. My husband is 74 and his brother is 72 and they had a blast!!!!!"